Dirty Politicking in California
October 7, 2010
The thought that Meg Whitman, the qualified Republican candidate for governor of California, will be defeated because of a cheap political stunt by Jerry Brown is sickening.
No, this is not the first time a campaign dirty trick defeated the better of two candidates. It is not the last time a dirty trick will be unleashed on an unsuspecting candidate.
However, if you were raised, as I was, to believe this was the best of all possible political arenas, then you were deceived.
If you don’t know what is going on out in California, it is this. Jerry Brown, who was governor of California from 1975 to 1983, found himself trailing in the polls for this year’s election.
Yes, Jerry hasn’t feasted at the public trough enough, having been a two-term governor, Mayor of Oakland, California, attorney general of California, Secretary of State, and lord knows what else.
Now he wants a second chance at the top job and it looks like he is going to get it — thanks to a stupid electorate and a cunning, vicious attorney.
I know the attorney. She appeared with me on the Morton Downey Jr. television show in 1987 and spearheaded a demonstration against me in the Washington, D.C. Sheraton Hotel in l996.
On that occasion, prior to the actual demonstration, we happened to get on the same elevator. I did not know she was planning a demonstration when my name was announced as the recipient of the 1996 “Freedom of Speech Award.”
While we shared the brief elevator ride, she told me how good I looked and congratulated me on my being given the award. But, when my name was announced and I arose from my table to walk up to the stage, the shouting began, “SHAME . . . SHAME . . . SHAME!”
There was Gloria Allred! She wanted to embarrass me, but she succeeded in embarrassing the sponsors of the event and the many people who had come to cheer for the recipients.
However, she did not embarrass herself because people like her are incapable of feeling any shame because she is impervious to the human emotion of feeling shame — any shame whatsoever.
She has the same advantage a terrorist has when combating an American soldier. Like the terrorist who enjoys inflicting pain and dearth while not fearing either, the Gloria Allreds of the world have no fear of shame or humiliation whatsoever.
If the day should ever come when we stop trying to placate the Allreds of this world, we will all be better off.
In the meantime, the people of California will be deprived of an executive who could truly help the bankrupt Californians, but instead will have to endure more of the slippery, sleazy Jerry Brown.